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French's Refreshment Booth

388 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P4, Canada
+1 705-325-4990
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good24%
  • Average24%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible4%
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“burger” (4 reviews)
“beach park” (2 reviews)
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Fast food, American, Canadian
388 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

This time I had a burger. It was OK and all. The fries still just OK not something to write home about (only to you guys) . The burger tasted fine but for me, not good enough to justify the money. I don't know how...More

Thank Rockiroads
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I understand the history of French's restaurant booth. Longevity in business is to be encouraged. However, the french fies are absolutely awful. The look like skinny pieces of straw and taste like frozen fries that are undercooked. I would not recommend this pit stop to...More

Thank Pierre B
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I have been visiting this place since 1954! Gordon Lightfoot and even Stephen Leacock ate here often.

Thank 1esteban
Reviewed 15 April 2016

French's is a great place to visit and because of the selection, location and history. It is only opened from spring until fall but I am not quite sure of the actual dates! This establishment is located directly across the street from Couchiching Beach Park...More

Thank TheNorsworthys
Reviewed 18 March 2016

The chip stand of your youth - little changed since Stephen Leacock sat there! Good traditional burgers, fries and shakes. Limited seating - outside only. A classic.

Thank Lyndell O
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Great burgers, fries and hot dogs unless you feel like something cold and they have delicious ice cream cones. Everyone know French's stand as it is an historical site as it has been there for years.

Thank livingthelife2016
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Typical snack shack with ice cream and a nice sense of history. Take time to read the history of this place and the waterfront area.

Thank Wakebored
Reviewed 15 August 2015

not a bad little hamburger store been in the same location forever, you might want to have a second look at it but it is basically on the water at the boat launch area and docking area making it very handy for visiting boaters

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Great local spot for grabbing a bite to eat on a day out. Situated in a terrific spot at Couchinching Park to provide refreshments for locals and tourists alike. Open only in the summer, they provide jobs for locals every year. Lots of photos and...More

Thank LouiseT791
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I would not run out of my way for the fries and ice cream here, but you won't be too disappointed either if you are near there, at the Orillia beach front or boardwalk. The fries are fine, ice cream good, the milk shakes take...More

Thank Rockiroads
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Restaurant Details

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Fast food, American, Canadian
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 388 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Orillia
  • Phone Number: +1 705-325-4990
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